The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return, and the greatest songs you’ll ever know are all made over and mashed up in Baz Luhrmann’s flashy jukebox musical Moulin Rouge!, which hit theaters 15 years ago on May 18, 2001.
1900 The gardens of the Moulin Rouge, featuring a massive hollow elephant. IMAGE: HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES
In 1900, the owners purchased a massive wooden elephant, which they placed in the club’s gardens. They installed a spiral staircase leading up to the belly of the beast, where intimate dances were performed.